I am a little concerned that he might end up being typecast after Deadwood and this, because it would be a shame if he stopped playing characters like Hollywood Jack (A Man Apart), or Kelly (The Girl Next Door), but...I can't really complain too much. :) Because characters like Raylen Givens are certainly right up
And also, it's Shane! Hi Shane. :) It's perfectly lovely to see you again. How funny is it that I'm thrilled to see him, despite what a completely despicable character he was in The Shield? Okay, so perhaps he was a little pitiable, too. Actually, that show excelled at making despicable characters sympathetic. And Walton Goggins is an awesome actor. (Maybe someday he'll get to play a good guy, LOL.)
Raylen: "Guess I never thought of myself as an angry man."
His ex-wife gives him an incredulous look full of sympathy, because while he might not have figured this out about himself yet, she has known for a long time. I would guess it's one of the reasons they didn't work.
Winona: "Raylen, you do a good job of hiding it. I suppose most folks don't see it, but, honestly? You're the angriest man I've ever known."
Raylen is totally mystified and a little hurt by this statement. Ah, Raylen.
Maybe it's just me. I guess I like angry men like you. :D (As opposed to angry men like the bad guys in this episode.)
Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed the premiere of Justified. Looks like another awesome show for FX (following both The Shield and Damages.) I am sad Timothy Olyphant won't be returning to the latter, but since it means I get to see him as the lead in his own show every week, I'll get over it.